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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

POST # 53 - "DOWN TO EARTH!" by Wally Wood (Original Artwork)

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One of the greatest comic book artists of all time,
Wallace 'Wally" Wood should be a name familiar to any who call themselves a fan of comics. I've written about him several times on multiple blog posts and multiple blogs, and if you want to see and read more about Wood, just enter his name in the search box in the upper left corner.

While Jack Kirby is generally regarded as the greatest comic book artist of all time, Wally Wood comes in at a very close second place in the minds of many. Any way you rank them, Wood was an amazingly talented individual. 

For an overwhelming majority of fans, Wood's work at EC Comics is considered to be the high point in a prestigious and decade spanning career, and his science fiction comics were among his most well loved works.

Today's post is another rare treat revealing a closer look at the original artwork of Wally Wood for a story entitled, "DOWN TO EARTH!". Originally published in EC's WEIRD SCIENCE #16 in 1952, it was written by Al Feldstein, and features typically lavish Wood detail as only he could provide. Though over sixty years old and yellowed from age, this story stills remains a masterpiece of comic art, and exhibits the masterful style of a one-of-a-kind creative genius.


--In addition to the original black and white line art posted here, I also posted the story as originally shown in color over at
So, after you feast your eyes here, click the link (here) and enjoy the color version 
(beautifully colored by Marie Severin)!--


(Artwork courtesy of Heritage Auctions)
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That story was a thing of beauty!
Be sure to click the link below and go to 
to enjoy and compare the excellent color version!


  1. Love how the aging art-board paper has added a unique quality to the originals.

    1. Right! And the line art without color brings out more detail...I actually sized these pages bigger to appreciate the fine lines of Wood's art, but somehow Blogger changed the size when enlarged so it's smaller than I made them...still large enough to enjoy, but work like this deserves more scrutiny! Blogger...